Thiel College

75 College Ave, Greenville, United States
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Overview of Thiel College

About this school

Thiel, founded in 1866, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 135-acre campus is located in Greenville, 80 miles north of Pittsburgh.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:926
    • Men:500 Men (54.0%)
    • Women:426 Women (46.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Thiel College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
2
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
1

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
75 College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Greenville, PA 16125-2181
Phone
(724) 589-2345
Fax
(724) 589-2013
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 2,275 applicants were admitted
Women
59% of 1,160 applicants were admitted
Men
64% of 1,115 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
207 (15%) of 1,399 admitted students enrolled
Women
73 (11%) of 680 admitted students enrolled
Men
134 (19%) of 719 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.10
375 And Above
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
28%
2.00 - 2.49
15%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-18 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $29,740 (65.31%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,700 (25.69%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,100 (2.42%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $3,000 (6.59%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Thiel College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003376
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
271 (97.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
259 (95.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
259 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
20 (7.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$24,533
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 239 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,084
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 239 (92.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,960
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 20 (7.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
20 (7.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,096

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
800 (96.6%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
766 (95.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
766 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
76 (9.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
68%
Average Award
$24,630
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 764 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,722
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 673 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,508
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 60 (7.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
59 (7.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,941

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
88%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,932
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
32.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,395

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


59

Part-Time Faculty


34

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 32% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 27% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 45% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
147
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Thiel College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


67.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


26.6%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


40.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


41.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (42)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cytotechnology/Cytotechnologist
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Environmental Studies
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Psychology, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, forestry, physician assistant with Chatham University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    5,895

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Cleveland, Pittsburgh

    Campus Size


    135 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
    Rain
    159 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    15 mile(s) from campus in Mercer
    Nearest Train Station
    75 mile(s) from campus in Pittsburgh

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    95% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through senior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    5%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Tomcat/Lady Cat
    School Colors
    Navy blue and Vegas gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, riflery, rugby, soccer, softball, volleyball

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Thiel College offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, thiel players theatre group, student government, thiel choir, ski club, thiel christian fellowship

    Sororities


    28% of women participate

    Fraternities


    24% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    903

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    926
    Women
    426
    Men
    500

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.0% Asian
    • 9.5% Black/African-American
    • 1.8% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 79.2% White
    • 6.5% Unknown

    International Students


    4.3% from 10 countries

    Average Age


    21

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources